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Possible new transit system in Valdosta

During a conference with VSU student journalists on Oct. 22, Mayor Scott Matheson discussed the possibility of a newer, cheaper public transit system in Valdosta. Being a talk radio host, Matheson said he has been told by other mayors they will or will not accomplish a new transit system, but it never got done. There was about a 10-year period ...

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Congrats Grads: In a few weeks, another class of Blazers will get their degrees

Even with graduation being held at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium at four seperate times, The VSU Spectator still wanted to take the time to recognize some graduating seniors. Here is a sampling of some of this semester’s graduates and what they’ll be doing after graduation. Danielle Spivey, spanish major “I plan on getting my master’s and PhD in Spanish Literature and becoming ...

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What studying abroad during a pandemic could look like

The VSU history department is offering a virtual study abroad program in Poland during the Maymester 2021. This program was proposed by Dr. John Dunn, professor of history, on Nov. 3 to help students earn experiental credit. According to Dr. Dunn, experiential knowledge is obtained through internships, volunteer work for a nonprofit or study abroad which is required for VSU ...

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New Brown Hall renovations anger residents

On Oct. 29, Housing and Residence Life announced that they will be starting renovations in Brown  Hall in Jan. 2021. The renovations are expected to be finished by Aug. 2021. The renovations will focus on updating the style of the community bathrooms to private shower and toilet bathrooms with changing space. Brown Hall currently has 178 residents who all have ...

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VSU Students fight to get Spring Break back

It was announced on Oct. 16 that five wellness days spread throughout the semester will replace a full week of spring break in the spring semester. Some VSU students are not happy with the changes and have chosen to speak up about it. In response, a petition has been made by VSU students that asks VSU administration and The Board ...

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People Poll: What’s your favorite part about Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching. Not everyone loves the holiday, but those who do typically have similar reasons behind their love. Kaleb Woodruff, freshman business economic major  “My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family and eating. I like bonding with my family.” Margaret Bingham, sophomore undecided major “It’s between eating and spending time with family. There is ...

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VSU football team set to hold scrimmage

The Valdosta State football team is prepping for what will be a one-of-a-kind scrimmage game at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. The scrimmage will be unlike any other in recent memory as VSU, along with the rest of the country, continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Normally, VSU’s football team would be heading into the ...

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Where They Stand: A Definitive Guide to the U.S. Presidential Election on Day Two

We’ve reached the afternoon on day two of the 2020 US Presidential Election, and the result remains undecided. Former Vice President Joe Biden is holding a 238 to 214 vote lead over President Donald Trump in the Electoral College, with five or six states still not officially called. These states represent paths to victory for either candidate, but much of ...

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2020 Presidential Election Too Close to Call

As many predicted, the presidential election remains too close to call on the night of the election. At this time, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a slight Electoral College lead over President Donald Trump, with much of the vote still not counted in key battleground states. Biden has performed well in Democrat strongholds like New England, California and Colorado, ...

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Political Parties Continue to Create Personal Divide

Senior health science major Erin Golden recalls a time when her political affiliation almost came between her and a friend. Golden identifies as a Democrat but learned soon after that those she befriended didn’t always share her same interests and beliefs. Golden was put in an awkward situation when she learned from social media that her friend was a Republican ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!